Carlton House Hotel
2 Dalgliesh Rd, Dundee, DD4 7JR, United Kingdom
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Aberlemno Sculptured Stones
Travel Tips for Dundee
Scotland has a history of...
Scotland has a history of Clans and they are very proud of their heritage. If you get a chance look around a local musum and learn a little of their colourful history and what makes Scotland so unique.
They are and always will be a fiercly independent people but they are hospitable and jovial. They love a drink and a laugh. Just let your inhibitions go and join in.
Dunfermline Abbey Church
Dunfermline ('the forified tower on the winding stream') is more than a thousand years old. It was part of the kingdom of the Picts, and one of the early settlements of the Celtic or Culdee Church. It was also a favourite stronghold of the the warrior King Malcolm Canmore.
When King Malcolm married the saintly Queen margaret in 1070 the little settlement gained international status. Under the Queen's influence the new European monastic Order of St Benedict was established and a Priory was established.
When the Queen died her pious son King David built a great Bendictine Abbey on the site of the little church she had had built. In 1250 Margaret was proclaimed a saint, and Dunfermline became a pilgrimage centre of Europe.
The tomb of Robert the Bruce is here. NO the head in my photo is not Koos after our holiday because of bad food in Scotland.... it is the plaster cast of the skull of King Robert the Bruce and it can be found in Dunfermline Abbey Church. Research has shown that the king probably had leprosy.
Explore the local coutryside...
Explore the local coutryside on foot.
Angus also has many miles of coastline. Coastline that varies from manmade sea front, to wide sandy beaches, to rocky cliffs. There's always something fresh to discover around the next headland, and with waymarked trails such as the Elliot Nature Trail and the Arbroath Cliff Nature Trail, finding your way round is easy too. Angus also has a host of country parks which cover hundreds of acres of both maintained and 'wild' land. They generally have paths laid out for visitors, pointing out natural features.
Been There, Done Deed! (sorry bad pun)
"Why Mizzzie Was In Dundee"
Every year, my company sends two lawyers for a training seminar in Dundee because it has the famous Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) which is part of the University of Dundee.
Other than being a great place to network and make contacts with budding and eminent lawyers and other professionals from some of the biggest oil & gas companies in the world I also got to meet some very interesting characters (inc. 2 guys from the Mongolian Authority for Petroleum!!) ... Not an everyday occurrence I tell you.
Dundee was a pleasant enough little town, but if I wasn't attending a seminar there I don't think I'd put it on my itinerary of a tour round Scotland, with so much choice elsewhere around the country as you would be able to see from my tips!
margaretvn's Dundee Page
We did not actually stay in Dundee on this trip but VT has not got a page for St. Monan's, and Dundee is the nearest place to it.
St Monan's is a tiny little fishing village in Fife on the Firth of Forth just a little north of Edinburgh. The cottage we hired was right on the harbour and was an old converted fishermans home - it was wonderful. The owners had put the living room on the third floor which meant that you could sit and look over the sea and the views were wonderful.
My mother was born not far from St Monan's and I know the area quite well.